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The Law Society has responded to a wide-ranging consultation from the Law Commission on reforming laws around making a will.
The Law Society has published a new practice note to support solicitors appointed as accredited legal representatives (ALRs) by the Court of Protection. ALRs must be members of the Society’s new Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation scheme which houses the quality assured panel of representatives.
Courts should have the power to recognise and give legal effect to a deceased person’s final wishes even where the formalities of a valid will are not present, the Law Society said today.
As part of its digitisation of the probate system, HMCTS is canvassing opinion on the current service, and wants to hear from practitioners.
Melinda Giles talks about her career, her role as a member of the Private Client Section Council, and shares some good advice.
A new Back to Basics quiz is available to all Private Client Section members.
We say goodbye to Gary Rycroft, who is stepping down as chair of the Private Client Section committee, and welcome new chair, Fiona Heald, and vice chair, Kate Mahon.
Changes to the law could help charities run more effectively says the Law Commission.
Government does not think change in wills law will lead to people sending documents by text.